(MENAFN - Aswat Al-Iraq) An expert in southern Iraq's Marches affairs has demanded the United Nations to interfere, in order to settle the problem of waters in Iraq, instead of laying down what it called as a "nationwide vision for the administration in the Marshlands."
"The UN's report, calling for laying down a nationwide vision for the administration in the Marchlands is surpassing its time, because the problem does not lie in laying plans, but to revive the marches and restore their previous situation," Chasseb al-Moussawi told Aswat al-Iraq news agency on Sunday.
Moussawi said that "the Marshland, that had been dried out due to shortage of water, supplying them from Tigris River, must be settled by the UN through demanding Turkey to increase its water levels in the River, in order to fill back the dried areas in the Marches."
He also demanded the local administrations and the Central government in Iraq, along with the International Organizations, "to interfere, in order to lay down a plan to divide the waters among Turkey, Iraq and Syria, in order to get enough water to develop the Iraqi marches, that were dried during Iraq's previous Baath regime and had not witnessed a suitable scientific planning to restore their previous situation."
The former Iraqi regime had dried out broad areas of southern Iraq's Marshland, forcing their inhabitants, who had been living in those marches, exceeding 28,000 in al-Kheir township, 65 km to the southwest of Amara city, to exert their home town.